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Urban and Regional Planning


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1. Planning, Planners and Plans 2. The Origins: The Urban Growth, From 1800 to 1940 3. The Seers: Pioneer Thinkers in Urban Planning, From 1880 to 1945 4. The Creation of the Postwar Planning Machine, From 1940 to 1952 5. National/Regional Planning, From 1945 to 2010 6. Planning for Cities and City Regions, From 1945 to 2010 7. Planning in Western Europe Since 1945 8. Planning in the United States Since 1945 9. The Planning Process

About the Author

Sir Peter Hall is Professor of Planning and Regeneration at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Professor of Spatial Planning and Governance at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.


"No text in the field of urban and regional planning better explains how we arrived at where we are."- Professor Michael Hebbert, University of Manchester, UK.

"Hall and Tewdwr-Jones's fifth edition of Urban and Regional Planning is of great interest to students and scholars of planning throughout the developed world. It places current planning issues within a sophisticated historical context, provides thoughtful commentary on the US and European experiences, and examines the planning process in relation to politics and spatial transformations. It deserves to be on every planner's bookshelf."- Professor Susan S. Fainstein, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, USA.

"The book provides a strong picture of the historical roots to the current urban form and planning practices especially in Britain, and helps respond to the need for general texts on planning theory and practice." - Michelle C. Kondo, Journal of Planning Education and Research

"This is the fifth edition of the classic text for students of urban and regional planning. It gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the entire twentieth century. This extensively revised edition follows the successful format of previous editions, it introduces the establishment of planning as part of the public health reforms of the late nineteenth century and goes on to look at the insights of the great figures who influenced the early planning movement, leading up to the creation of the post-war planning machine."- Lonaard, Issue 13, Volume 3, January 2013

[T]he book offers a concise, updated and rigorous perspective of the history of urban and regional planning, from the late nineteenth century up to the end of the first decade of the twentieth-first century, which will certainly prove useful for all those that work in the field of e-planning, as the previous editions of the book did for past generations of planning students and scholars. - Carlos Nunes Silva, International Journal of E-Planning Research

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